List of songs about the Vietnam War

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This is a list of songs concerning, revolving around, or directly referring to the Vietnam War, or to the Vietnam War's after-effects. For a more complete listing see "Vietnam on Record",[1] and the "Vietnam War Song Project".[2]

Revisions and sourced additions are welcome.

Some popular songs of this variety include:

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  • "Ca Dao Mẹ" (Mother's Lullaby) by Trịnh Công Sơn [about a mother's sacrifices during wartime]
  • "Camouflage" by Stan Ridgway
  • "Carried by Six" by Internal Void
  • "Charlie Boy" by the Lumineers
  • "Charlie Don't Surf" by The Clash
  • "Child in Time" by Deep Purple
  • "Cho Một Người Vừa Nằm Xuống" (For a Person Just Fallen Down) by Trịnh Công Sơn [dedicated to Lưu Kim Cương, a friend of the author who died in battle. Who is a South Vietnamese Air Force pilot.]
  • "Christmas in Vietnam" by Johnny and Jon
  • "Chuyện hai người lính" (Story about two soldiers) by Phạm Duy [1968, about two soldiers on different front lines who "kill each other because of love of Vietnam"]
  • "Clean Cut Kid" by Bob Dylan ((tells how a normal American boy is changed to a fierce fighting boy by the use of drugs, pills, and alcohol))
  • "Coming Home Soldier" by Bobby Vinton
  • "Commando" by The Ramones
  • "Compared To What" by Gene McDaniels
  • "Compulsory Hero" by 1927 [deals with conscription in Australia during the Vietnam War]
  • "Copperhead Road" by Steve Earle
  • "Cops of the World" by Phil Ochs
  • "Cowboys on Horses with Wings" by Hoyt Axton
  • "Cousin Randy" by Infectious Grooves
  • "Cream Puff War" by Grateful Dead

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  • "The Nang, the Front, the Bush and the Shit" by El-P
  • "Near Thái Nguyên Bridge" by Alexander Gusev
  • "Như có Bác Hồ trong ngày vui đại thắng" (If Only Uncle Ho was Here On the Day of Victory) by Phạm Tuyên.
  • "Nối Vòng Tay Lớn" (Joining Hands) by Trịnh Công Sơn [expresses the author's wish for peace. This song was played on the radio after the communist forces took over Saigon's radio station during the Fall of Saigon.]
  • "No One to Follow" by Anvil
  • "A Nurse in the U.S. Army" by Connie Francis

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  1. ^ "Vietnam on Record : An Incomplete Discography" (PDF). Lasalle.edu. Retrieved 2014-06-25. 
  2. ^ "Vietnam War Song Project (VWSP)". Rate Your Music. Retrieved 2014-06-25. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g http://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/t/text/text-idx?cc=mqr;c=mqr;c=mqrarchive;idno=act2080.0049.406;rgn=main;view=text;xc=1;g=mqrg
  4. ^ "Mick Jagger On The Apocalyptic 'Gimme Shelter'". NPR. 2012-11-16. Retrieved 2014-06-25. 
  5. ^ "MusicMight :: Artists :: MANOWAR". Rockdetector.com. Retrieved 2014-06-25. 
  6. ^ "Bluegrass Discography: Viewing full record for Train time". Ibiblio.org. Retrieved 2014-06-25. 
  7. ^ "George Jones - Wild Irish Rose Tabs, Chords". Cowboylyrics.com. Retrieved 2014-06-25.